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Calgary Home Expo Feb 27th to Mar 1st

2019-12-08

Calgary Home Expo

Presented by Canadian Home Builders Association - Calgary Region, the three-day celebration brings together the best and brightest products, services, and industry leaders in home construction and renovation. This is your opportunity for connecting with the building industry, face to face.

Calgary Homexpo, located at the BMO Centre, Stampede Park, Calgary.

Calgary Earth Hour March 28th

Posted 2019-12-09

Calgary Earth Hour

Earth Hour is a global initiative to raise awareness about how energy use contributes to climate change and how we can reduce our impact. Take part in Earth Hour by turning off your lights and electronics and attending Calgary Unplugged, a free outdoor event for the whole family. Join the city in celebrating Earth Hour at Olympic Plaza. It's a family friendly event with hot chocolate, live music, story tellers, games, and an LED light lantern parade!.

The City of Calgary turns off all non essential lights for Earth Hour at Olympuc Plaza and the following locations: The Municipal Building, City Hall, Calgary Public Building and the Manchester Centre Building.

Visit the Calgary Earth Hour Web Site for more information and locations.

Time To Register For Calgary Summer Camps

2020-01-01

Calgary Summer Camps

It's time again to start planning your summer camps registration. Selecting the right summer camp and activity can be a daunting task.

Calgary offers a large variety of supervised summer camps. Some of these provide specialized activities such as performing arts, technology, science, sports, outdoor adventures, music and more. Several of these organisations are city wide while others are administered at a local community level. Summer camps can further your Childs educational or cultural development. Summer camps may allow children to step out and do things they never thought possible in a safe and nurturing environment. Visit our Calgary Summer Camps page for a detailed list of summer camp providers.

Calgary Toboggan Hills.

2020-01-01

Calgary Tobogganing

Tobogganing is a great way to get the kids out of the house. We can't think of a better outdoor family winter activity that is this much fun. I'm sure every Canadian adult can remember a day of tobogganing and eagerly await the day when they can take their own children out for some winter fun. I wonder if those who live where it doesn't snow, wish they could try a toboggan ride?

Make sure you and your children wear a helmet and are well dressed for a winter day. Dressing properly for the cold can make or break your outing. Visit our Calgary Toboggan Hills web page for more information.

March Community Association Membership Awareness Month

2020-02-18

Membership Awareness Month

Did you know there are more than 20,000 volunteers in the community association movement in Calgary? It’s the LARGEST collective volunteer movement in the city! There are also more than 156,000 Calgarians who are members of their community association. Be part of it!

The Federation of Calgary Communities is proud to once again announce that March is Community Association Membership Awareness Month, proclaimed by Mayor Naheed Nenshi. We encourage you to take a few minutes this month to find out what your community association can do for you! It’s easy and you’d be surprised at the many benefits and options available to you as a resident.

Visit the Federation of Calgary Communities web site for more information.

Talisman 10 Mile Triathlon March 1st

Posted 2020-02-18

Talisman Calgary Triathlon

Challenge yourself with the Talisman 10 Mile Triathlon – 500m swim, 12.5km bike, 3km run. You will start in the water and SWIM 500m in circles in a single lane shared with 3-4 athletes. Jump out of the North end of the Competition Pool and run over the timing mat between the Competition Pool and the Dive Tank. Go through the Learning Room and to your bike in Gym 1. Cycling shoes will be set up at your bike along with a towel and nutrition/hydration on your bike. You will BIKE 12.5km on our TACX Flow trainer. You will run 3km (15 laps) of the 200m indoor track. These loops are counter clockwise and on the inside lane.

Visit the Talisman web site for more information.

Calgary Earth Hour March 28th

Posted 2020-02-09

Calgary Earth Hour

Earth Hour is a global initiative to raise awareness about how energy use contributes to climate change and how we can reduce our impact. Take part in Earth Hour by turning off your lights and electronics and attending Calgary Unplugged, a free outdoor event for the whole family. Join the city in celebrating Earth Hour at Olympic Plaza. It's a family friendly event with hot chocolate, live music, story tellers, games, and an LED light lantern parade!.

The City of Calgary turns off all non essential lights for Earth Hour at Olympuc Plaza and the following locations: The Municipal Building, City Hall, Calgary Public Building and the Manchester Centre Building.

Visit the Calgary Earth Hour Web Site for more information and locations.

Youth Employment Annual Hiring Fair April 2nd

Posted 2020-02-15

Youth Hiring Fair

The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre is hosting its 22nd Annual Youth Hiring Fair at the BMO Hall on the Stampede Grounds. Over 80 employers are expected to be in attendance to recruit for over 5,000 part-time, full-time, seasonal and career opportunities.

Free admission, Ages 15-24. Bring your résumé and get an interview. Visit the Youth Employment Centre web site for more information.

Good Friday April 10th

2020-02-07

Good Friday

Good Friday is a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. The holiday is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday, and may coincide with the Jewish observance of Passover. It is also known as Holy Friday, Great Friday, Black Friday, or Easter Friday, though the latter properly refers to the Friday in Easter week.

Good Friday information by Wikipedia.

National Service Dogs Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs & Kids April 10th

Posted 2020-02-18

Calgary National Service Dogs

Join us for a fun filled morning of hunting for treat filled eggs with your furry family member, and help us raise funds for children impacted by autism and individuals with PTSD to receive their service dogs.

In 1996, National Service Dogs pioneered the program of breeding, training and placing Certified Service Dogs with children with autism. Over the last 16 years, NSD has graduated over 300 Certified Service Dog Teams, helped many service dog organizations around the world start their own autism programs, and has started two new programs: the Skilled Companion Dog Program and the Companion Dog Program.

Visit the National Service Dogs web site for more information and locations.

Calgary Super Train April 18th to 19th

2020-02-18

Calgary Super Train

Calgary Model Railway Society presents Canada's biggest and best Model Train Show. Over 60,000 square feet of operating model train layouts, garden railroads, Lego and Thomas Children's Play Area, ride-on trains, museum displays, model manufacturers, clinics and live demonstrations, railroad artists, photo displays, hobby dealers, collectables, and more.

Visit the Calgary Super Train web site for more information.

Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival April 20th to May 10thth

2020-01-01

Kiwanis Music Festival

The Calgary Kiwanis Festival is an educational, non-profit, charitable organization. It is one of approximately 250 performing arts festivals in Canada and one of the largest amateur competitive festivals in North America with approximately 4,000 entries and 12,000 participants annually.

Since 1931, the Festival has been an integral part of the Calgary arts community and remains one of the premier performing arts events on the Calgary arts calendar. It encourages classical and contemporary music and speech arts performance among amateur students of all ages and skill levels.

Youth 18 and under make up 95% of our participants. They have the opportunity to enter a variety of classes such as: band, strings, woodwind, brass, choirs, handbells, singing, piano, and drama. Each year, more than 20 highly qualified musicians and actors are hired to adjudicate their performances, ensuring that each competitor receives a written and verbal assessment.

Visit the Kiwanis Musical Festival web site for more information..

Ujamaa Grandmas Giant Fabric and Yarn Sale April 24th to 25th

Posted 2020-02-18

Calgary Ujamaa Grandmas Fabric and Yarn Sale

Annual sale to benefit the Stephen Lewis Foundation's work in Africa. Fabric, yarn, books and patterns, sewing and craft supplies. Donations welcome on April 15 and 16. See web site for details. UJAMAA GRANDMAS works, as part of the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign, to raise funds for the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Our Founders started small but had big ambitions and our contributions continue to grow each year and with each event.

Visit the Ujamaa Grandmas web site for more information and locations.